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Social Systems: Can we Do More Than Just Poke Friends? [article]

Georgia Koutrika, Benjamin Bercovitz (Stanford University), Robert Ikeda, Filip Kaliszan (Stanford University), Henry Liou, Zahra Mohammadi Zadeh
2009 arXiv   pre-print
Do they present any new or interesting research challenges? In this paper, we describe the insights we have obtained implementing CourseRank, a course evaluation and planning social system.  ...  Social sites have become extremely popular among users but have they attracted equal attention from the research community? Are they good only for simple tasks, such as tagging and poking friends?  ...  We believe that as time marches on, such "front end" issues will be more and more important, not just in social sites, but in any information management system.  ... 
arXiv:0909.1774v1 fatcat:tr7komxhtbb2xbagvmetpd6thy

Likes, Tweets and Other "Friends": Social Media Buzzwords from a Terminology Perspective

Annamaria Kilyeni
2015 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
, defining many of our communication habits and affecting the way we talk.  ...  Social media have developed at a rapid pace since the beginning of the 21 st century and have undoubtedly come to play an integral part in the social and professional life of billions of people worldwide  ...  Not long ago known only to social media experts or, more specifically, primarily to those social media specialists developing social media networking sites, these terms have now become commonplace: we  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.06.059 fatcat:6j6qt5q6azhv7cf2iylpok7uk4

Designing a wearable social network

Yin He, Thecla Schiphorst
2009 Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems - CHI EA '09  
The type of communication is more interactive and social than current technologies.The focus of this thesis is to answer the question: How can we enhance nonverbal communication for a circle of non-collocated  ...  Wearable computing applications should support the numerous interactions and complex interconnections of a user"s social network since they typically have more than just two or three friends.  ...  The WAR files were created in Eclipse and can be opened in Tomcat server.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1520340.1520485 dblp:conf/chi/HeS09 fatcat:de367i5b3ncy5pd4rpkdlt7hwu

Friend Me if You Facebook: Generation Y and Performative Surveillance

E.J. Westlake
2008 TDR: The Drama Review  
In addition to the usual information-who had poked me, how many messages I had waiting, and the number of friend requests awaiting confirmation-I saw a flood of small reports on the Facebook activities  ...  of my Facebook friends.  ...  Poking can also represent a less than pleased "hey!"  ... 
doi:10.1162/dram.2008.52.4.21 fatcat:lzeskqvm55gwtloex6iidjtt5u

Social capital on facebook

Moira Burke, Robert Kraut, Cameron Marlow
2011 Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '11  
Though social network site use is often treated as a monolithic activity, in which all time is equally "social" and its impact the same for all users, we examine how Facebook affects social capital depending  ...  Longitudinal surveys matched to server logs from 415 Facebook users reveal that receiving messages from friends is associated with increases in bridging social capital, but that other uses are not.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to thank Howard Seltman, Brian Junker, Adam Kramer, Tom Lento, Sara Kiesler, and Justine Cassell for feedback and assistance.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1978942.1979023 dblp:conf/chi/BurkeKM11 fatcat:rt36c5vofvgajjtindiyrxiyt4

My social networking profile: copy, resemblance, or simulacrum? A poststructuralist interpretation of social information systems

David Kreps
2010 European Journal of Information Systems  
This is undertaken through an exploration of how loyally a social networking profile can represent the essence of an individual, and whether Platonic notions of essence, and loyalty of copy, are disturbed  ...  This paper offers an introduction to poststructuralist interpretivist research in information systems, through a poststructuralist theoretical reading of the phenomenon and experience of social networking  ...  than just social interaction.  ... 
doi:10.1057/ejis.2009.46 fatcat:tobezytk4vcvppqdjybrzi5wnm

Student socialization in the age of facebook

Louise Barkhuus, Juliana Tashiro
2010 Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '10  
In this paper we are instead focusing on offline socializing structures around an online social network (exemplified by Facebook) and how this can facilitate inperson social life for students.  ...  and friending behavior.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank the participants for their time.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1753326.1753347 dblp:conf/chi/BarkhuusT10 fatcat:ckfoy5bwbbaj7eyqh5672wgerm

To my Friends and Colleagues: Thoughts from Brazil

Cosette Taylor
2001 The TESL Canada Journal  
Educational research and practice is unique because we are human, more uncountable than countable (as nouns go).  ...  Let's stop a moment and examine what it is that we (educators and researchers) do together. Research is planned, designed, and carried out within the boundaries of a research paradigm.  ...  I don't know how they can sleep with the bus thrashing around, either. But in general, Brazilians work longer hours than we do in Canada, so they must be pretty tired.  ... 
doi:10.18806/tesl.v19i1.923 fatcat:bm7ve3ctang7vahahlce42z7ga

Statements by Friends and Associates

The Editors (MR)
1950 Monthly review  
We saw how the wounds flared, The pieces of his death. We must be one or die. We must find out the way. He died of the world, of us.  ...  The pieces of this death We shall be picking up; The anguish in his cup We drink and long shall drink Until we clearly think The pieces of his death. He died of the world, of us.  ...  He urges that it is obvious that if good art can do good, bad art can do harm ....  ... 
doi:10.14452/mr-002-06-1950-10_9 fatcat:h6rptseljfa2fd3z7ap2fmmeki

On Sleeping With Friends

William O. Pate II
2020 San Antonio Review  
Nast provided America with more than just popular cartoons.  ...  The oft-s poke n c lic he that fri endships can' t survive sex ua l e ncounte rs without beco ming romanti cally involved just isn' t true.  ...  These combined concepts provide a basis for thought and knowledge, as we have tried to represent in the St. Edward's community.  ... 
doi:10.21428/9b43cd98.d7ca8a5e fatcat:wckzaemslvc2nhlthoimufixwu

User Experience in Online Social Networks: A Qualitative Analysis of Key Activities and Associated Features

V Perotti, N Hair
2011 2011 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
We describe an analysis of the rich data obtained through 86 qualitative interviews on social network features and how they are valued by users.  ...  Key user activities are identified and related to specific social network features. The results could help to inform the ongoing discussion about "monetization" of social networks.  ...  In addition, sending messages helps to keep in touch with friends. Some people now use facebook more regularly than AIM.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2011.471 dblp:conf/hicss/PerottiH11 fatcat:fuk5uxk7r5fwbjq5v7znqjwp54

The Continuance of Online Social Networks: How to Keep People Using Facebook?

Na Shi, Matthew K. O. Lee, Christy M. K. Cheung, Huaping Chen
2010 2010 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
The ability to retain and lock members in competitive situations is an important concern of online social network sites.  ...  We examined the role of satisfaction in affecting users' continuance intention to use Facebook and the effects of four kinds of disconfirmations as the antecedents of satisfaction.  ...  CI2: I will keep using Facebook as regularly as I do now/more than I do now.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2010.369 dblp:conf/hicss/ShiLCC10 fatcat:2qvqem53ajeablhggfgw36yyi4

Rhythms of Social Interaction: Messaging Within a Massive Online Network [chapter]

Scott A. Golder, Dennis M. Wilkinson, Bernardo A. Huberman
2007 Communities and Technologies 2007  
We also examined how factors such as school affiliation and informal online friend lists affect the observed behavior and temporal patterns.  ...  We have analyzed the fully-anonymized headers of 362 million messages exchanged by 4.2 million users of Facebook, an online social network of college students, during a 26 month interval.  ...  friend links for studying online social network systems.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-84628-905-7_3 fatcat:4zgfm4pt2vf4jkiqxjs4djzzy4

Virtualizing the Past: Re-connecting on Facebook and Emerging Social Relationships

Caterina Desiato
2013 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
new kinds of social relations that remain at present largely undefined both in common language and social research.  ...  It emerged that the interviewees appropriate Facebook's social architecture and social archive for re-thinking past relationships, bridging past and present self-narration and, most interestingly, cultivating  ...  "We also talked about why we left each other, we had been very good back then, there were no resentments, there were just incompatibilities.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2013.597 dblp:conf/hicss/Desiato13 fatcat:sqeeuvlfujehbjdy7cytqkx7bu

When social networks cross boundaries

Meredith M. Skeels, Jonathan Grudin
2009 Proceedinfs of the ACM 2009 international conference on Supporting group work - GROUP '09  
We find extensive social and work uses, with complex patterns that differ with software system and networker age. Tensions arise when use spans social groups and the organization's firewall.  ...  Although use is predominantly to support weak ties whose contribution to productivity can be difficult to prove, we anticipate rapid uptake of social networking technology by organizations.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We thank the people who participated in this research.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1531674.1531689 dblp:conf/group/SkeelsG09 fatcat:avxrdpypuvfmja3wkzbjja7him
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